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Samantha Patton, first Lady Hornet to win state championship in wrestling

Congratulations to Cook High School’s Samantha “Sam” Patton, 17, for winning the State Championship in the Girls 130LB Weight Class Division at the 2024 GHSA Traditional Wrestling State Championship, held Friday, Feb. 16, and Saturday, Feb. 17, in Macon. Sam Patton, a junior, made her mark in the records book at Cook High by becoming…

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CHS Theatre Wing places third in Region 1-AA

Congratulations to the Cook High School Theatre Wing on their 3rd place win at the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Region 1-AA One Act Play Competition for their performance of Roald Dahl’s “Matilda the Musical.” The GHSA One Act Play Competition was held at Cook High School on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023. Six high schools…

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Cook High wins appeal of GHSA football penalties

Cook County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tim Dixon has confirmed that Cook High School won their appeal of the GHSA (Georgia High School Association) decision to make the Hornets football team forfeit five games this season, pay a $750 fine, and have a student declared ineligible to play. During a hearing before the GHSA Board…

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Judge orders restoration of Hornet Football’s wins: Cook High still faces GHSA appeal and legal action

On Friday morning, Oct. 27, 2023, Alapaha Judicial Circuit Chief Superior Court Judge Clayton Tomlinson entered a temporary restraining order preventing the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) from taking away five Cook High School Hornet Football wins, allowing #3 to play, preventing the payment of any fines to GHSA, and removing Cook County warning status…

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GHSA strips Hornet Football of five wins for alleged violations: Cook school leaders consider options to reverse decision

On Friday afternoon, Oct. 20, 2023, the community was shocked and dismayed by an announcement from Cook High School concerning the status of the CHS Hornets football team: “The Georgia High School Association (GHSA) informed Cook High School that allegations were brought against the school concerning GHSA By-law 1.72 (D) Following the coach, 1.11 Eligibility,…

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High school graduation rate rises to 98.4%

The faculty and staff of Cook High School are excited to announce another increase in the graduation rate for the Class of 2023.  The Cook High School Four-Year Graduation Rate increased from 97.5% in 2022 to 98.4% in 2023.  “We exceeded the state by 14 points!” CHS officials stated. “We are very proud of the…

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Lady Hornets sweep Sumter 16-0,16-0 & 15-0

Photos by Will Griffis Copyright: © Will Griffis, All Rights Reserved By Steven F. Meders Thursday was a quick nine innings as our Lady Hornets won all three games very quickly. Chloe Stone and Abby Griffis teamed up to get the shutouts on the day. 47-0 on the day. There were a lot of hits…

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Nely Fernandez crowned 2023 Cook High Homecoming Queen

Congratulations to Cook High School’s 2023 Homecoming Queen, Nely Fernandez! During halftime of the CHS Homecoming Game on Friday night, Sept. 22, 2022 Homecoming Queen Zaniya Reynolds presented the new crown to Nely, daughter of Leni and Fernando Fernandez. Homecoming Week featured many fun activities at Cook High School and other Cook County schools, including…

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2023 Homecoming Parade set for Sept. 21

The Cook High School Homecoming Parade will be Thursday, September 21, 2023, at 7 p.m. The opposing team for Homecoming 2023 will be the Jeff Davis Yellow Jackets. The theme for Homecoming Week this year is “Putting the Hornets on the Map.” Any school, community organization, club, company, or individual wishing to participate in the…

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Community mourns passing of Coach Jace Walker

Coach Jace Walker’s family will receive friends during the visitation on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023, from 4-6 p.m. in the Carolyn Harris Performing Arts Center at Cook High School, and the celebration of life will be at 6 p.m.  The family is asking for everyone to wear green or Cook Hornet shirts. On Monday, Aug.…

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